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Why Study Music

Why Study Music

WHY STUDY MUSIC 

1. MUSIC IS A SCIENCE. It is exact and demands exact acoustics. A conductor's full score is a graph which indicates frequencies, intensities, volume changes, melody and harmony, all at once and with exact control of time. 

2. MUSIC IS MATHEMATICAL. It is rhythmically based on the subdivisions of time into fractions which must be done instantaneously, not worked out on paper. 

3. MUSIC IS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE. Most of the terms are in Italian, German, or French; and the notation is certainly not English - but a highly developed kind of shorthand that uses symbols to represent ideas. The semantics of music is the most complete and universallanguage. 

4. MUSIC IS HISTORY. Music reflects the environment and time of its creation. It can also reflect the national and ethnic origin of the composer or a country. 

5. MUSIC IS PHYSICAL EDUCATION. It requires coordination of fingers, hands, arms, lips, and facial muscles. In addition, it requires control of the diaphragm, stomach, back and chest muscles, which respond instantly to the sound the ear hears, and the mind interprets. 

6. MUSIC DEVELOPS INSIGHT AND DEMANDS RESEARCH. 

7. MUSIC IS ALL THINGS, but most of all, MUSIC IS ART. It allows a human being to take all of the above and use them to express feelings and emotion. That is one thng science cannot duplicate - the human touch, feeling, emotion, call it what you will.
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